I was expecting the knock on the side hatch. It was Graham, come for the hat he'd left behind last night. Before setting off I had a look round the chandlers at Nantwich Basin. It seems very well stocked, but all I bought was an April issue of Waterways World for an article about Edwin Fasham and his narrowboat Ferrous.
The sun shone for most of the day, but there was a fierce cold wind. We and most other boaters were in winter gear.
Between Hurleston Junction and Barbridge Junction we saw what looked like a scrapyard to the west.
Meanwhile, here's one way to get out of having to repaint your boat...
We tied up in Middlewich just before Wardle Lock, and have eaten at the Narrowboat pub. This has plenty of canal ware, including a cratch board, but is curiously located away from the canals. We had good rump steaks, it was a real shame the plates they were on were cold.
Tomorrow we're hoping that our postal votes will arrive at the post office after being forwarded from Wolverton.
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